ADE Playground — Photo courtesy of Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE)Electronic music aficionados travel to Amsterdam from all corners of the world for one reason: the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE). In mid-October, from the 16th to the 20th, Amsterdam will be home to one of the largest and most famous club-based festivals.
According to the ADE organization, 200,000 people visit the festival each year, 40,000 of which are out-of-town guests. Visitors have the opportunity to choose from hundreds of events over the span of five days. Every nook and cranny of the city provides a place to party.
Amsterdam venues will welcome a variety of artists, from local up-and-coming talent to prominent international DJs. Visit the website or download the app for all official locations.
Please note you must buy a ticket for each individual event or performance, as the ADE does not sell an all-inclusive, access-to-all-events ticket. Prices vary per event. The ADE recommends you buy your tickets online ahead of time. You must be at least 18 years of age to join the party. In addition, the ADE card, available for only 10 Euros, offers many added benefits, including access to exhibitions, merchandise discounts and film screenings.
Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) conference 2007 — Photo courtesy of renatomitraFor those interested in learning more about the electronic music scene, join the ADE conference where you can attend educational sessions during the day: interactive workshops, demonstrations, discussions and mentoring opportunities. At the ADE, you can learn, dance and most importantly have an all-around good time.